Fiddle and flute, Arthur P Kenna - piano, New Republic 2333. Two lively jigs from these Sligo musicians. As on the reels on the flipside of this recording, Coleman takes a solo for the first time through the Primrose Vale, a device which was common on duet recordings by his fellow Sligoman James Morrison.
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The original 78 disc had only a single title, "The Lark on the Strand," which led to the second jig being called by that name, as it was on a recording by button accordionist Paddy O'Brien. The tune was later recorded as "The Primrose Vale" by fiddler Paddy Killoran's "Barn Dance Boys," and was published under that name (in a setting from button accordionist Sonny Brogan) in Breandan Breathnach's Ceol Rince na hEireann vol 1. Flute player Michael Walsh served as Michael Coleman's best man at his wedding.